Here's the background
Natalie, of Need4Sheed.com fame, mentions in her post after the Mavs game that "Mark Cuban stood up in the closing minute of the game, faced the Pistons crowd and hollered, 'Western Conference Defense.'"
This leads to Pistons fans doing the usual, "Cuban should shut-up" and "stop whining, baby" routine. Nothing out of the ordinary -- until Cuban showed up to explain himself.
first, let me say Im a huge sheed fan and he knows it. So i check out this blog now and then
2nd. I did say "western conference defense " to the crowd. And if you do see a video of it, you will see they were all laughing. Why ? because a big chunk of the game, the guys behind me, someone said it was the Mayor, were yelling at us " Eastern Conference Defense" when the Pistons would get a big stop.
Which we all took as fun. And when we got the stop to end the game, i said the same thing back.
Thats what makes the games fun.
And for those of you who think an owner should just sit in a box. Feel free to buy a team and do just that.
Me, I love the NBA and the Mavs and its a whole lot more fun getting in to the games.
I'll tell a Cuban story of my own now. I was a senior in high school the year Cuban bought the Mavs. For a marketing class I was in, everyone had to bring a "professional" to class so they could tell about the 'business-world'. About 20 people brought their mom or dad and a handful more brought their boss. A friend of mine, who was smarter than the rest of us, decided to email Mark Cuban. Two week later, there he was. He drove out to the suburbs on a Thursday afternoon to talk to a classroom of 25 seventeen and eighteen year olds for forty-five minutes. He came, he talked, and he left with a classroom full of "Mavs Fans For Life".